These provide a succinct guide to the content and relevance provided. A neutral stance has been adopted, and the compiler has refrained purposely from making value judgements. In some instances, authors' objectives have been reproduced, thus allowing the researcher to present his own viewpoint. Chapters of books have been noted, thus providing for clarification of the work's scope. Space and time limitations prevented each chapter from being individually annotated, but access is provided through both the subject and author indexes.
A list of journals cited can be found on pages xi-xiii. The references used in the compilation of this bibliography are based mainly on the holdings of the South African Institute of International Affairs and the University of the Witwatersrand.
I acknowledge with gratitude the help given to me by librarians at both the University of the Witwatersrand and the Johannesburg Public Library. Carol Leigh and Carol Archibald deserve particular mention.
The typing skills of Sylvia Wing, Cathy Viljoen and Doreen Leong are evident in the presentation of this work. Doreen bore the brunt of the text and the intricacies of both indexes with cheerful fortitude and great accuracy.
I pay tribute to my friend and colleague of many years standing, Elna Schoeman. Her wise counsel, loyal support, meticulous eye for detail and sense of humour lightened the burden of compiling and checking this bibliography, and for which I thank her most sincerely.